Friday, 28 September 2007

The Inaugural Al Murray Golf Classic

On Friday 21st September the Inaugural Al Murray Golf Classic fund raising event took place at Wyke Green Golf Club in Osterley, Middlesex. Fifty-six ‘golfing’ men and women set off around the course with ongoing entertainment provided by Al Murray and Abi Titmuss, for what proved to be a fantastic day for everyone involved.

The golf was of mixed quality with many of the ‘ordinary’ shots captured on a short film of the day, shot by our friends at GBTV, which can be viewed by following This Link. After making hard work of a lovely course, the weary golfers soon picked up as the evening guests started to arrive. Following a few drinks at the bar eighty-three guests sat down for a wonderful three-course meal.

Later in the evening, Abi Titmuss hosted a raffle and the Governor himself, Mr Al Murray, presided over a very successful auction. People seemed quite willing to part with their cash, although it did seem to be the Landlord’s hand in their pockets.

This brought the profit for the day up to a staggering £10,000, which will make an incredible contribution to our work in Cambodia. The whole event was an overwhelming success and ended with a disco for the revellers to strut their stuff. Such was the popularity of the event that it will definitely be repeated again next year!

CamKids at the Children's Surgical Centre (CSC)

During a recent trip to Cambodia, CamKids Trustees Benita and Amber visited the Children's Surgical Centre (CSC) in Phnom Penh. The CSC provides a wide range of surgery, encompassing facial reconstruction, orthopaedic surgery, eye surgery, and plastic and burn surgery.

The CSC provide surgeries and procedures for children and adults free of charge and relies on support from NGOs, individuals, organisations and grants to keep running. Some of these complex surgeries are currently unavailable in the rest of Cambodia. If it were not for the CSC, people would need to travel to neighbouring Singapore or Thailand to receive the same operations, which a majority of the population would never be able to afford. CSC are saving and changing lives.

Our Trustees were overwhelmed by the dedication of the team behind the CSC and the high level of expertise and care provided by the medical staff. CamKids are proud to have now made a substantial financial contribution to the running costs of the hospital. This is thanks to our generous donors, friends and supporters - thank you for giving us the chance to help extraordinary places like the CSC. CamKids are privileged to be associated with this incredible hospital. For more information about their work, you can visit the CSC website

If you are a UK resident and would like to make a donation to CSC through CamKids, please Click Here to make a single donation or Here for a regular donation and mark your payment "CSC". This way, we will be able to increase your donation by 28% Gift Aid and remember, there will be no deduction for administrative costs (we don't have any !).

Thursday, 20 September 2007

Jazz at the BoE Update

Only 2 days left to purchase tickets for the Saturday night Gala Dinner or the Saturday and Sunday Brunch gigs to be held at the Bank Of England Sports Centre, Priory Lane in Roehampton, London SW15.

The Saturday evening gala performance includes a gourmet menu from 8-12 midnight with music from BBC award winner Liane Carroll & hot salsa from the Cuban rhythms of 'Soneando'.

Participating Musicians include Liane Carroll - Janet Penfold - Stan Sulzman - Martin Speake - Jonny Boston - Patrick Wood - Gavin Scott - Bernie Holden - Sophie Garner - Tommaso Starace - Tom Stone - Soneando - Rojer Beaujolais - Malcolm Edmonstone - Pat Crumly - Chris Lee - Graham Pike.

To buy tickets - click here, contact or call BOB MALSTON on 07775 852 684.